Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Microsoft Office and Windows Help
Using office Help
Once an office app’s Help window is open, several methods exist for navigating
Help. You can search for help by using any of the three following methods from the
Help window:
1. Enter search text in the ‘Search online help’ text box.
2. Click the links in the Help window.
3. Use the Table of Contents.
To Obtain Help Using the
‘Search online help’ Text Box
1 SIGN IN | 2 USE WINDOWS | 3 USE APPS | 4 FILE MANAGEMENT | 5 SWITCH APPS | 6 SAVE FILES
7 CHANGE SCREEN RESOLUTION | 8 EXIT APPS | 9 USE ADDITIONAL APP FEATURES | 10 USE HELP
Assume for the following example that you want to know more about charts. The following steps use the
‘Search online help’ text box to obtain useful information about charts by entering the word, charts, as search
text. Why? You may not know the exact help topic you are looking to nd, so using keywords can help narrow your search.
1
Type charts in the ‘Search
online help’ text box
at the top of the Excel
Help window to enter
the search text.
Tap or click the ‘Search online
help’ button to display the search
results (Figure 92).
Forward
button
Print button
search text
entered in text box
‘Search online
help’ button
Back button
‘Available chart
types’ link
Home button
Why do my search results differ?
If you do not have an Internet
connection, your results will
reect only the content of the
Help les on your computer.
When searching for help online,
results also can change as material
is added, deleted, and updated on
the online Help webpages maintained by Microsoft.
Figure 92
Why were my search results not very helpful?
When initiating a search, be sure to check the spelling of the search text; also, keep your search specic to
return the most accurate results.
2
Tap or click the ‘Available chart
types’ link to display the Help
information associated
with the selected topic
(Figure 93).
‘Use Large Text’ button
Home button
Help information
displayed in Help
window
What is the purpose of the ‘Use
Large Text’ button?
When you tap or click the Use
Large Text button, the Help topics
text displays in a larger font.
Figure 93
 
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